Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Off the upcoming album, "Anti-Hero" available Oct. 6, 2017 on Brick Records. Produced by Statik Selektah. Video by Ill Mannered Films.
From Brother Ali's full length album, "All The Beauty In This Whole Life" out now on Rhymesayers Entertainment: http://rse.lnk.to/AllTheBeauty "This is another presentation made possible by community. We shot it in New Mexico at Dar Al Islam, a beautiful worship and healing center built mostly by American Muslims in the Adobe style prevalent in the Southwest. Spiritual and wisdom tradition holds that buildings should be designed in harmony with the natural beauty of the location, as well as the culture of the people in that area. Many of my elders built this place, and many of my friends grew up there. One thing interesting about this location is that after the death of Tupac Shakur, the Dar Al Islam community opened its doors to film his “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto" video there. The dancers are Al Taw’am from Minneapolis. You may recognize them from the "Mourning In America” video, as well as their own international videos and news pieces. The twins are dear family friends and leaders in our cultural and spiritual community. Their movement speaks of their family legacy of dignified regality. I believe them to be royalty. They choreographed this incredible piece and brought the entire song and video to life. The video was directed by Kron, whom we've worked with in the past. He and his crew did an incredible job and I'm deeply grateful. Of course, Ant made the track with G Koop playing the instruments and deM atlaS added some additional operatic vocals at the end of the song. Special thanks to: Siddiq, Sidi Hakeem Archuletta, La'kisha Raeesah Holloman, Amir Sulaiman, and anyone else I'm forgetting. Please enjoy." – Brother Ali
Labels: Brother Ali
Monday, May 11, 2015
This is the first video from Choosey's upcoming release titled Left Field dropping on Dirty Science records Oct 14th, 2014. Download: https://soundcloud.com/dirty-science/choosey-fly-me-to-the-moon-prod-by-exile
This specific video is titled 'New Kings' and features Spycc, and Maia Rata and is produced by the multi talented Mzwetwo. It is from Raiza Biza latest album 'The Imperfectionist'.
After finishing up the last leg of their North American tour, PRhyme returns with a new visual for “You Should Know” featuring Dwele. PRhyme’s selt-titled debut is now available wherever fine music is sold.
The first video, “Opium Den,” from Foul Mouth Jerk's sixth full length album Death By Misadventure (which is now available). The video was shot, directed, produced and edited by Foul Mouth Jerk and Jon Jones for Low Batt Studios. Is it the first stop motion animation, crime drama rap video? I don't know, probably.. If you love "Opium Den", just wait for the sequel "The Perfect Crime", in production now.
Labels: Foul Mouth Jerk
“Equinox” (produced by Raz) is taken from Raz Fresco's upcoming album, Pablo Frescobar, which will be released on 6-2-15 on Black Light/Duck Down Music. Raz’s self-produced debut features appearances from Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, Bishop Nehru and Chuck Inglish. Raz Fresco is a 20-year old MC/Producer from Toronto, Canada. He's the lead member of the Hip-Hop collective, BKR$CLB. Raz has produced tracks for acts such as, Tyga, Big Sean, B.o.B., Wale, French Montana, Mac Miller and Bishop Nehru.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
This song is from the album "Libretto: of King Legend".
The Official Hometown Video featuring Glasses Malone, Jay Rock and XO produced by The OCS.
The song sounds exactly like the title: AB The Pro builds the beat around a soothing vibe chord change that XO compliments with unorthodox flow. Mirroring the musical mood, the video's director Blackie T takes us to a late summer barbecue in full effect: savory chicken and hot dogs grillin', homies chllin' and playing cards. Lyrically, XO makes clear that though skies may be grey at times, good vibes reign supreme. Lines like "The US Government played us like R&B, we were here before the colonies" point to the underlying conviction that fuels XO's tenacious but honest street style.
Labels: Uptown XO
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
One of my favourite songs by Deniro Farrar.
I know it ain't christmas yet but I had to share this because I love this song.
Fashawn releases the 2nd video “Guess Who’s Back” off of his sophomore album, The Ecology (executive produced by Nas). The album features award-winning artists and producers including Nas, Aloe Blacc, Busta Rhymes, Dom Kennedy, BJ The Chicago Kid, Alchemist, Exile, DJ Khalil and more.
The official WorldStarHipHop premiere of Mitchy Slick of Strong Arm Steady's "I Miss My Nigga" music video which is a tribute to the late Jacka. R.I.P The Jacka!
From the album, "Phantom and the Ghost".
Sunday, February 22, 2015
This song was the first time I heard of the Rock/Blues duo The Black Keys. Blackroc is the name they used when they made their album called "Blackroc". An album which features Hip Hop artists like RZA, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, Jim Jones, Ludacris and Billy Danze of MOP. Check out more of The Black Keys if you enjoyed this song.
2nd single off "The Motive Of Nearly Everybody". The song is produced by 9th Wonder.
Here is a clip video of "Fuc The Law" to get you ready for the new album "Man Of My Word" coming in 2015... This song is too bring awareness to police brutality, not to bash cops, because there are cops that really do protect and serve instead of neglect and SERVE blows to us. At any rate, hope y'all enjoy the visuals as well as the sounds. Produced by DobCee... 1luv... -Da'unda'dogg Rest In Peace to all those wrongfully killed or beaten by police officers...
A Message from The Black Opera: "What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." The Black Opera enlist the Queen Georgia Anne Muldrow to reinforce the multilinear concept of the beginning and the end. This songs nuance stands for power, rebirth, triumph, completion, and exhaultation. It is TBO's audible Alpha and Omega." About the album: Trusted with a culture kept under the concrete, the warning has been spread for years. Many assumed their operations were limited to underground societies or secret networks. But, The Black Opera have been among us all along. The time to hide is behind them. There will be no riot; the revolution has already taken place. The Great Year has come. The newest movement from The Black Opera is truth. After the telling of the three part epic, The Black Op: Era I, TBO has returned without allegory or allusion. The Great Year is a modern story of emergence and art- a resistance to assimilation. It is a story of triumph and camaraderie and a renaissance of new thinking. The new album's influences musically are as diverse as they are aesthetically. From tribal rhythms to overdriven synths and from pulsing drums to intimate vocals, The Great Year's sound is distinctly its own. Taking on a modern day palette, TBO has envisioned a new world, musically. With orchestration from creative minds like Tall Black Guy, Wajeed, yU and Arjun Singh, The Black Opera have assembled a team to help them communicate their message to the world.
A post-apocalyptic Adam & Eve story... Director's Note - "As a multi-media artist coming from a back ground in performance and video art, the first time I heard L'Orange's "Need You" I was struck with the songs dichotomy of beauty and melancholy.I wanted to create a world, a universe where this song could live and breathe to reveal and tease out the tension of these themes . The gorgeous ebbs and flows of the song partnered with the rhymes of Blu push the boundaries for the possibilities for imagery. With the amazing space of Murphy's Ranch practically in my back yard I was inspired to develop a post apocalyptic Adam and Eve story that again would play off of the themes of beauty and melancholy. Creating a more cinematic and filmic treatment allowed for collaboration with fellow artists to explore this post apocalyptic world where choosing life may mean choosing death." - EmaLee Arroyo.
From The Album "March On Washington". Produced by Oddisee.
Legendary lyricist Ras Kass breaks it down over soul stirring, head nodding production from Detroit producer Apollo Brown on this eye opener of a track. "Deliver Us From Evil" continues Ras' demolition of the status quo with line after line of sharp minded political observations and clever word play. From the critically acclaimed new album "Blasphemy."
The first visuals from the newly released Kenn Starr album, Square One, are for the Black Milk produced track "Say Goodbye." Directed by Jay Brown, the new video was shot in Kenn's native DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia) landscape. The vintage Black Milk beat knocks with the familiar ring of his Popular Demand era. Meanwhile Kenn takes listeners on a walk through his recent history including some industry insight as he politely gives his middle finger to some. Watch & enjoy.
Hypnotic rhythms, dusty samples, turntable techniques, & intelligent lyricism combine to form Born With A Determined Idea, the debut album from Columbus, OH emcee & producer Lord Hakim, featuring Vast Aire (Cannibal OX), Dom Pachino (Killarmy), Bronze Nazareth, Planet Asia, & Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian). An Emcee, Producer and Studio Engineer, Lord Hakim is a Columbus, Ohio native, is a Hip-Hop enthusiast to the fullest, but who like many of us, prefers his beats dirty and his lyricism enlightened. “My style of Hip Hop is grungy samples over boom bap percussion with razor sharp turntable techniques; now that’s Hip Hop! When it comes to emceeing, I’m a thinker; it’s all about vocabulary and being descriptive. The thing about Hip Hop is you actually get hear the novel within an orchestrated arrangement and it can set the mood for whatever chapter or track you’re on” Hakim states. After previously building with Planet Asia (“Scripturez”) and Lord Jamar (“Peace God”), Lord Hakim returns with the visual counterpart for his collaboration with Can Ox’s Vast Aire and Phizz Ed “Brass Knucklez.”